Okay, I confess that somehow not much is getting done right now. I think part of the problem is that my eyes are bigger than the time that I have. And there are too many mysteries I want to do right now. And I know I can’t do them all. I started cutting the fabric for the Gyleen Fitzgerald mystery from Facebook and just got bogged down in the 2 1/2″ square cutting. I just ordered the Accuquilt die for that so I’m guessing I may go back to that sometime in the future. I just don’t have it in me to do it right now. I am printing and saving the clues though just in case…
There are two more mysteries I really want to do are Charlotte’s Scrappy Stars Around the Corner and Pat Sloan’s and Jane Davidson’s The Splendid Sampler Quilt Along. I just don’t think I can do everything! Sigh.
As far as mysteries in progress, I finished Block 11 of the 2012 FQS Designer Mystery BOM .
Why did I start the twelfth block of this one instead of starting the twelfth block of the 2011 FQS Designer Mystery BOM? Well, that is a sad story. You may remember that in my quilty resolutions post I mentioned having misplaced one of the finished blocks for this quilt. The good news is that I have found it! Unfortunately, when I went to get the two block 12 kits (for the 2011 and 2012) to cut them out for piecing, I found that I did not have the 2011 block where I thought it was. Thankfully, the wonderful folks at the Fat Quarter Shop sent me a PDF of the pattern. I’m pretty sure that I will have plenty of fabric from the leftovers from all the other blocks to make the twelfth. I just haven’t dug it out to do that yet. And I do want to get the top of the 2012 finished and off to the quilter soon.
I also have another dog bed to make. Our youngest daughter and son-in-law have recently adopted Benson, a five-year-old part beagle, part basset hound. We haven’t really had a chance to get to know him yet, but he seems to be a sweetie. I’ll use the same pattern I used for Loki’s bed, and I even found the same fabric in purple for Benson. The gold for his name is still part of the fat quarter that my now son-in-law gave me for Christmas the Christmas he was just the fiance. I’ll post pictures when I finally get it finished.
I also have a quilt I really want to start, but I’m making myself wait until something is finished. This may be a bad idea on my part. I think one of the reasons I’m not sewing more is that what I really want to do is make a quilt out of my Kaffe Fassett layer cake. I may just whip up the dog bed and then start this new quilt. We’ll see.
I have completed the crazy quilt stitching on twelve of the 36 blocks so I am going to change threads. The other two colors I’m going to use are a variegated lavender and a dark purple. I need to get back to that too. Sigh.
Anyway, this was just a brief update.